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2022 Progress and News

 Status Map of Projects Along NRHT

Jun '22 Hendricks Co. Received Grant for Vandalia Trail at Clayton
Apr '22 Round 3 Next Level Trails Grant Goes to Greencastle

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June 2022
Hendricks Co. Received Grant for Vandalia Trail at Clayton

As reported on the Vandalia Trail web page (full story), Hendricks County Parks & Recreation now plans to build about 2 miles of paved Vandalia Trail in 2023 west from Lambert Park in the Town of Clayton.  This is enabled by support from the Hendricks County American Rescue Plan Act selection committee, the Hendricks County Commissioners, and the Hendricks County Council and in collaboration with the elected officials of the Town of Clayton.

This increases the amount of new trail currently funded or under construction along the cross-state National Road Heritage Trail initiative to 7 miles, as shown on the NRHT map page.  It will also significantly reduce the size of one of the larger gaps in that initiative in central Indiana.


April 2022
Round 3 Next Level Trails Grant Goes to Greencastle

The City of Greencastle received in Round 3 of the State of Indiana's Next Level Trails grant program $2 million to build/upgrade about 2.4 miles of trail along the NRHT corridor.  This includes completing the paved Campus Link Trail across the west half of the city and upgrading the existing 0.8-mile Phase 1 of the Putnam Nature Trail and a trailhead from stone to paved on the southwest side of the city.  (State's announcement)  This will extend the continuous length of open NRHT in Putnam and Hendricks Counties to 15 miles (Vandalia Trail, People Pathways, Campus Link Trail, Putnam Nature Trail Phase 1).

The overall project is expected to take 3-4 years to complete.  See the location on the NRHT maps page.  National Road Heritage Trail, Inc. will donate the Putnam Nature Trail Phase 1 property to the city of Greencastle as part of this project.



 


 

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